Anomaly Detection Using the Knowledge-based Temporal Abstraction Method

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The rapid growth in stored time-oriented data necessitates the development of new methods for handling, processing, and interpreting large amounts of temporal data. One important example of such processing is detecting anomalies in time-oriented data. The Knowledge-Based Temporal Abstraction method was previously proposed for intelligent interpretation of temporal data based on predefined domain knowledge. In this study we propose a framework that integrates the KBTA method with a temporal pattern mining process for anomaly detection. According to the proposed method a temporal pattern mining process is applied on a dataset of basic temporal abstraction database in order to extract patterns representing normal behavior. These patterns are then analyzed in order to identify abnormal time periods characterized by a significantly small number of normal patterns. The proposed approach was demonstrated using a dataset collected from a real server.
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 14 Dec 2016


  • cs.LG
  • cs.AI


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